A big equestrian yard with nice, five-bedroomed house, on a compact holding is on the market at Saggart on the western edge of Dublin city. The property – on 18ac – is called Woodend and is in the townland of Coolmine. The property is being sold by Kelly Estates by private treaty with a guide price of €950,000.
It’s a guide price that reflects the facilities on the holding – and the location. Dublin county typically has about the highest farmland prices in the country.
Go back a generation and Saggart was a rural village. Now it’s a hive of action, beside the M7 motorway, surrounded by new housing and industrial parks. Thousands and thousands of people from around Leinster visited Saggart in 2021 and 2022 to attend the Citywest COVID-19 vaccination centre, one of the busiest in the country.
But drive out a kilometre or two and you’re back again in rural Co Dublin, among the farms in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.
That’s where Woodend is, 2km from the village centre. The holding is out the Castle Road from Saggart, on the L6018.
It’s a location with many benefits. The farm has privacy as well as nice views towards the city. It’s 3.5km from the M7, 18km from Dublin’s O’Connell Street, 18km from Naas in Co Kildare.
The house and yard are close to the road with the land extending back. There is mature forestry over the rear boundary.
The holding has frontage on to the L6018 beside the house and yard.
A stone-pillared gate entrance with electric gates and a tree-lined avenue lead up to the house and stable yard. The house was built by the current owners in the late 1960s. It is spacious at 260m2 (2,800 square feet).
There is a kitchen, living room, dining room, utility room, office, two conservatories, five bedrooms, guest toilet and main bathroom. There is oil-fired central heating from an outside boiler house and a private well fitted with a water softener.
The kitchen has fully fitted solid units, drawers, saucepan drawers, worktop, tiled splashback, electric hob and electric oven.
The front garden has a double-sided lawn, enjoys excellent views and has raised planted beds.
There is ample parking while a range of mature trees and shrubs give privacy. There is a detached garage.
The land is laid out in permanent pasture in two main fields and further divided into paddocks. The land is good quality.
The equestrian facilities are beside the house. They include 10 stables, a haybarn which is large at 350m2. There is an indoor arena of 495m2 and a large outdoor sand arena of 1,684m2.
There is a lean-to shed with concrete floor, feed sheds, tack sheds, a workshop and a glass greenhouse.